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First PC Build, Any good??

whitewolfs999
  • 22 months ago

Need advice if this PC build is any good for the price i'm paying. I aim to stick around £1300 but I am flexible. I play games like GTA V, will I achieve high fps??

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor £303.60 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler £72.98 @ Amazon UK
Thermal Compound Thermal Grizzly - Conductonaut 1g Thermal Paste £6.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £99.99 @ Box Limited
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £163.89 @ Alza
Storage Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £23.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Toshiba - X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £86.18 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card £239.99 @ Novatech
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £59.94 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £86.99 @ Ebuyer
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC55BT B1 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £31.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB 42.7 CFM 120mm Fan £12.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB 42.7 CFM 120mm Fan £12.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Monitor Dell - SE2416H 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor £114.12 @ PC World Business
Other AmazonBasics - Cavo HDMI 2.0 ad alta velocità, supporta Ethernet, 3D, video 4K e ARC, 1,8 m (standard più recente) £4.59 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1321.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-01 16:50 BST+0100

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

well I have the 8700k cpu and its great will definitely support your games. Your video card while not being the highest end is still decent. I think you can achieve atleast 60fps with mid settings and probably even high settings with game like gta5. You've got a good cooling system aswell and plenty of storage

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking pretty good, but I would change that Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut to Kryonaut unless you're delidding. Conductonaut is really meant for delidded CPUs whereas Kryonaut is a regular thermal paste. If you use it on top of the IHS it won't give you enough of an advantage (maybe 5 C at most) to be worth the hassle of dealing with conductive, hard to apply liquid metal.

If you delid, it will take your temps down 15 to 20, maybe even 25.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor £218.79 @ Kustom PCs
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £57.98 @ Novatech
Thermal Compound Thermal Grizzly - Conductonaut 1g Thermal Paste £6.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £99.99 @ Box Limited
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £172.25 @ Technextday
Storage Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £23.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £51.59 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Titanium Video Card £369.79 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £59.94 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £86.99 @ Ebuyer
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC55BT B1 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £31.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB 42.7 CFM 120mm Fan £12.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB 42.7 CFM 120mm Fan £12.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Monitor Dell - SE2416H 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor £114.12 @ PC World Business
Other AmazonBasics - Cavo HDMI 2.0 ad alta velocità, supporta Ethernet, 3D, video 4K e ARC, 1,8 m (standard più recente) £4.59 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1324.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-01 18:32 BST+0100

8700k is a great CPU but it's value isn't recognized with a 1060 6Gb if this is a gaming PC. If you are using this to multitask pretty heavily then stick with the 8700k, otherwise i would strongly suggest getting an 8600k instead. The 8600k is such a great gaming CPU and it can be OCed to 5.3GHz with the right equipment. Go with a cheaper liquid cooling solution for maximum efficiency. I was also able to add in 3000MHz RAM as opposed to 2400MHz which won't really make a huge difference, but it didn't really affect the cost so i went with it. Don't go with anything larger than 2Tb for the HDD. Hard drives bigger than 2Tb are prone to failure then you've lost several Tb of data that you wont get back. If you need more storage down the road you can get another 2Tb HDD. Lastly I was able to wiggle everything up to a 1070 ti from a 1060 6Gb. You should get a significant boost in frame rate and overall quality. All of this for just $3 more than your original parts list

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